Microsoft 365 Cloud Offerings - Subscription & Licenses - Part 2

 Part 1 - Recap  An organization identified by its public domain name. An organization can have multiple subscriptions A subscription can have multiple licenses Licenses can be assigned to individual user accounts User accounts are stored in an Azure AD tenant    Active Directory Domain Service IDaaS (Identity As a Service) Multiple Microsoft cloud offering subscriptions can use the same Azure AD tenant that acts as a common identity provider.  A central Azure AD tenant that contains the synchronized accounts of your on-premises AD DS provides cloud-based Identity as a Service (IDaaS) for your organization. Below diagram shows how a common Azure AD tenant is used by Microsoft's SaaS cloud offerings, Azure PaaS apps, and virtual machines in Azure IaaS that use Azure AD Domain Services. Azure AD Connect synchronizes the on-premises AD DS forest with the Azure AD tenant.

Microsoft 365 Cloud Offerings - Subscription & Licenses - Part 1

  Microsoft 365 Cloud Offerings - Elements of Hierarchy Microsoft provides a hierarchy of organizations, subscriptions, licenses, and user accounts for consistent use of identities and billing across its cloud offerings: Microsoft Office 365 Microsoft Azure Microsoft Intune and the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) Microsoft Dynamics 365 Microsoft 365 combines Office 365, EMS, and Windows 10 Enterprise into a single subscription and set of integrated services.  Element 1:  Organization An organization represents a business entity that is using Microsoft cloud offerings. Organization is identified by one or more public Domain Name System (DNS) domain names, such as "contoso.

Azure Terminologies - Basic Yet Important!

Azure Terminologies Description  Identity A thing that can get authenticated. An identity can be a user with a username and password. Identities also include applications or other servers that might require authentication through secret keys or certificates.  Account An identity that has data associated with it. You cannot have an account without an identity.  Azure AD Account An identity created through Azure AD or another Microsoft cloud service, such as

List of all Roles on Microsoft 365 Portal

List of all Roles on Microsoft 365 Portal # Role Name Role Description Role Category 1 Global admin Has unlimited access to all management features and most data in all admin centers. Global 2 Application admin Full access to enterprise applications, application registrations, and application proxy settings. Identity 3 Application developer Create application registrations and consent to app access on their own behalf. Identity 4 Authentication admin Can require users to re-register authentication for non-password credentials, like MFA. Identity 5 Cloud application admin Full access to enterprise applications and application registrations. No application proxy. Identity 6 Conditional Access admin Manages Azure Active Directory conditional access settings, but not Exchange ActiveSync conditional access policy. Identity 7 External identity provider adm

Data Storage on Azure

Data Storage Key factors in deciding the optimal storage solution: How should you classify your data? How will your data be used? How can you get the best performance for your application? Classification of Data Application data can be classified in one of the three types: 1. Structured Data Data that adheres to a strict schema, so all the data has the same fields or properties. Structured data is often stored in database tables with rows and columns with key columns to indicate how one row in a table relates to data in another row of another table Referred as Relational Data Benefits: The shared schema allows this type of data to be easily searched with query languages such as SQL (Structured Query Language).  This capability makes this data style perfect for applications such as CRM systems, reservations, and inventory management. Structured data is straightforward in that it's easy to enter, query, and analyze.  Cons: All the data follows the same f

Power BI Embedded in Dynamics 365 Finance & SCM - Part 1

Power BI in Dynamics 365 Finance & SCM Multiple solutions are available for application environments in D365 Finance & Commerce. The below standard solutions are available in the Shared assets library of Lifecycle Services (LCS) Actual vs budget Cash overview Compensation and benefits Cost accounting analysis Credit and collections management Employee competencies and development Financial performance Fixed asset management Organizational training Practice manager Production performance Purchase spend analysis Recruiting Sales and profitability performance Vendor payments Warehouse performance Workforce metrics Note: This blog doesn't refer to the details of each of the solutions. Most of the solutions in the above list have been embedded in analytical workspaces in recent versions. Using analytical workspaces eliminates the need to download these solutions from the Shared assets library in LCS.  Em

Dynamics 365 CE - Switch from Unified Interface to legacy webclient & vice-versa

Switch from Unified Interface to legacy webclient  1. Click on setting icon. 2. Click on Advanced Security. 3. Navigate to Security -> Administration -> System Settings 4. Navigate general tab -> Use the new unified interface only section 5. Enable only the Unified interface = NO & click on OK Switch from legacy webclient to Unified Interface 1. Navigate to Settings -> Administration -> System Settings 2. Navigate general tab -> Use the new unified interface only section 3. Enable only the Unified interface = YES & click on OK

User Management in Dynamics 365 CE Online - Part 3

User Management in Online instance Enable users To enable a user, assign a license to the user and add a user to the security group that is associated with an instance of Customer Engagement apps.  If a disabled user needs to be enabled, a new invitation must be sent for the user to access the system. Disable users To disable a user,  Remove a license from the user or  Remove the user from the security group that is associated with an instance of Customer Engagement apps.  Note Removing a user from the security group doesn’t remove the user’s license.  If the same license needs to be available to another user,  the license must first be removed from the disabled user. Important Removing all security roles from the user prevents the user from signing into and accessing Customer Engagement apps. However, it doesn’t remove the license from the user and the user remains in the list of the enabled users in Customer Engagement apps.  Removing security ro